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Author : Nikki McClure
Publisher : Abrams Appleseed
Release : 2019-05-07
Page : 30
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781419734991
Description :


In this tender board book, a kitten practices the basics of feline behavior over the course of a day. A single word of text per spread teaches readers "how to be a cat"--how to stretch, clean, pounce, feast--while the striking paper cuts illustrate the kitten's attempts to imitate an adult cat's mastery of each skill. At times, the kitten triumphantly succeeds, and at other times the kitten struggles, in vignettes that range from whimsical to profound. A celebration of all things feline, How to Be a Cat also tells a universal story of mastering life skills, and of the loving relationship between parent and child.


Author : Matt Haig
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-06-10
Page : 304
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1442454067
Description :


Twelve-year-old Barney Willow gets his wish to be a cat but soon discovers that not all felines are cute and cuddly--some are downright evil--and his life is in grave danger, but his missing father may be able to help.


Author : Lisa Swerling
Ralph Lazar
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2016-09-20
Page : 96
Category : Humor
ISBN 13 : 1452147841
Description :


From the creative duo behind the bestselling Me Without You and Happiness Is... comes How to Be a Cat, a lighthearted illustrated guide to living life as a feline. Distinctive artwork and quirky captions confirm what we already know: cats actually rule the household. Ranging from simple truisms ("Look cute enough to attract cuddles") to perceptive observations ("Consider life a never-ending belly rub"), this charming ebook is a must-have for anyone who shares their life with a feline friend (or vice versa).


Author : Joyce Dunbar
Publisher : Wayland
Release : 1998-08
Page : 28
Category : Big books
ISBN 13 : 9780750026482
Description :


"The jumblyboo isn't quite sure what he is; neither are the cats. However, they decide that if he wants to live with them he must do things their way. The jumblyboo does his best - but his miaow is too gruff and the cat-flap is a bit of a squeeze. The cats are not impressed. Then one day, the jumblyboo decides to do things his way..."--Back cover.


Author : Leonard Michaels
Publisher : Tin House Books
Release : 2018-11-13
Page : 128
Category : Pets
ISBN 13 : 1947793136
Description :


While the mystery of the cat can never ultimately be defined, Michaels comes as close as possible to revealing its essence. A cat is content to be a cat. A cat is not owned by anybody. A cat imagines things about you, nothing you can know for sure. A cat reminds us that much in this world remains unknown. In his novels, stories, and essays, Leonard Michaels proved himself to be one of the most incisive observers of human behavior, but few know that he was every bit as perspicacious a chronicler of America’s favorite pet: the domestic cat. Elusive, elegant, and often humorous—much like his subject—Michaels gives us this unfathomable animal as we have never quite seen it before, and yet as we have always known it to be. Through a series of meditations, aphorisms, and anecdotes, along with original illustrations from Frances Lerner, A Cat is a both a compendium of feline behavior and a love letter to this marvelous creature.


Author : Kitty Pusskin
Mark Leigh
Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
Release : 2016-04-07
Page :
Category : Pets
ISBN 13 : 1782434917
Description :


Written by a cat, and with helpful insights by other cats, How to Be a Cat is essential reading not just for all felines but also for their owners and cat lovers alike . if only to get an insight into their pet's sometimes curious behaviour. As you'd expect from a book written by a cat about humans, the advice can be condescending, cynical and anarchic in equal measures. Kitty Pusskin and her cat companions offer helpful observations and advice on specific feline issues, such as the best kind of furniture on which to sharpen your claws, how to wake up owners who don't supply breakfast on time, and why you should never leave an empty box unexplored. How to Be a Cat is the official rulebook of the feline world, a hilarious and useful guide for living with - or putting up with - humans, and always getting the upper paw.


Author : Random House
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Release : 2019-06-18
Page : 16
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1984849867
Description :


An all-new The Secret Life of Pets 2 full-color picture book based on the movie The Secret Life of Pets 2, in theaters June 7, 2019! Reunite with Max, Gidget, and all of the pet co-stars in this all-new full-color picture book based on The Secret Life of Pets 2. The Secret Life of Pets 2 picks up where the summer 2016 blockbuster--about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day--left off. The film will see the return of writer Brian Lynch (Minions) and director Chris Renaud (The Secret Life of Pets, Despicable Me series, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax).


Author : Galia Bernstein
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2018-02-06
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1683351800
Description :


A simple housecat named Simon encounters some bigger cats: Lion, Puma, Panther, Tiger, and Cheetah. Each of the big cats has something to say about Simon not being “cat” enough. According to them, he just doesn’t measure up. He doesn’t have Lion’s mane or Cheetah’s spots. He doesn’t sleep in trees like Panther or climb mountains like Puma. He’s small and fuzzy, not big and strong. But ultimately, Simon shows the big cats that he’s just like them . . . only smaller. A celebration of both individuality and community, I Am a Cat is a strong debut that shows we’re all more alike than we think . . . if we look closely enough.


Author : Matt Haig
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 2018-01-04
Page : 314
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1786893231
Description :


FROM THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their Labrador. Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your Family at Any Cost). Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. As things in the Hunter family begin to go badly awry – marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide – Prince’s responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him and he is forced to break the Labrador Pact and take desperate action to save his Family.


Author : Dr. Paul Koudounaris
Baba the Cat
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2020-11-10
Page : 208
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1250217717
Description :


The first comprehensive history of felines—from the laps of pagan gods to present-day status as meme stars—as revealed by a very learned tabby with a knack for hunting down facts Since the dawn of civilization, felines have prowled alongside mankind as they expanded their territory and spread the myth of human greatness. And today, cats are peddled on social media as silly creatures here to amuse humans with their antics. But this is an absurd, self-centered fantasy. The true history of felines is one of heroism, love, tragedy, sacrifice, and gravitas. Not entirely convinced? Well, get ready, because Baba the Cat is here to set the record straight. Spanning almost every continent and thousands—yes, thousands—of years, Baba’s complex story of feline survival presents readers with a diverse cast of cats long forgotten: from her prehistoric feline ancestors and the ancient Egyptian cat goddess Bastet to the daring mariners at the height of oceanic discovery, key intellectuals in the Enlightenment period, revered heroes from World Wars I and II, and the infamous American tabbies. Baba, a talented model in addition to a scholar, goes beyond surface-level scratches, pairing her freshly unearthed research with a series of stunning costume portraits to bring history to life. A paws-on journey through the feline hall of fame, with in-depth research and four-legged testaments that will make you rethink who defines history, A Cat’s Tale: A Journey Through Feline History—a revealed to Paul Koudounaris—is a one-of-a-kind chronicle that introduces readers to the illustrious ancestors of their closest companions and shows, once and for all, that cats know exactly what they’re doing.


Author : Pam Johnson-Bennett
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-09-27
Page : 432
Category : Pets
ISBN 13 : 1101552670
Description :


America's favorite cat behavior expert, author of Catwise and Cat vs. Cat, offers the most complete resource for cat owners of all stripes, now fully updated. "The queen of cat behavior" - Steve Dale, author of My Pet World Think it's impossible to train a cat? Think again! By learning how to think like a cat, you'll be amazed at just how easy it is. Whether you are a veteran cat lover, a brand-new owner of a sweet kitten, or the frustrated companion of a feline whose driving you crazy, Pam Johnson-Bennett will help you understand what makes your cat tick (as well as scratch and purr). Topics range from where to get a cat to securing a vet; from basic health care to treating more serious problems; choosing an inrresistible scratching post and avoiding litterbox problems. A comprehensive guide to cat care and training, she helps you understand the instincts that guide feline behavior. Using behavior modification and play therapy techniques, she shares successful methods that will help you and your cat build a great relationship.


Author : Carlie Sorosiak
Publisher : Nosy Crow
Release : 2020-09-03
Page : 256
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1788006097
Description :


A wise, funny and moving story of what it means to find a family, from the best-selling author of I, Cosmo. Leonard has never had a name. Or a body. Or a best friend. But he is excited to try being a human. On their three-hundredth-birthday, every alien from Leonard's home galaxy gets to spend a month in the body of an Earth Creature. Leonard was supposed to become a forest ranger in Yellowstone National Park - but there was a mix-up. And now he's stuck as a stray cat. Luckily for Leonard, he meets a young human called Olive - and together they set out on a journey to find home.


Author : John Bradshaw
Sarah Ellis
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2016-09-13
Page : 352
Category : Pets
ISBN 13 : 0465096492
Description :


A New York Times Bestseller "I have to hand it to Bradshaw and Ellis: Once you suss out their basic cat-training philosophy, their methods totally work." --Slate We often assume that cats can't be trained, and don't need to be. But in The Trainable Cat, bestselling anthrozoologist John Bradshaw and cat expert Sarah Ellis show that cats absolutely must be trained in order to enrich the bond between pet and owner. Full of training tips and exercises--from introducing your cat to a new baby to helping them deal with visits to the vet--The Trainable Cat is the essential cat bible for cat owners and lovers. "I doubt you'll find a more well-informed or scientific book on cats that better shows you how feline thinking works."--Times (UK)


Author : Blake Snyder
Publisher :
Release : 2013-07-01
Page : 216
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 9781615931712
Description :


This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!


Author : Darcy Pattison
Ewa O'Neill
Publisher : Mims House
Release : 2015-02-17
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1629440345
Description :


I Want a Cat: My Opinion Essay

By Darcy Pattison, Illustrated by Ewa O’Neill

Hurrah for Essays! All writing lessons should be this much fun.

When cousins Mellie and Dennis decide to get a cat, they consider carefully what breed would be best for each family. For example, Mellie wants a cat that pounces, but Dennis wants a lazy cat, like his lazy dog, Clark Kent. Mellie wants a lap cat, but Dennis just wants a warm body BESIDE him. They consider different cat personalities, family situations, and personal preferences.

Mellie writes an opinion essay for her teacher, Mr. Eagle. But will her essay convince her parents to get the cat of her dreams?

This story takes a popular subject—kids getting a pet—and adds cats of all sizes and shapes: all writing lessons should be this much fun. In the end, it’s the cousins and the cats that keep a reader turning the page. What kind of cat will Mellie choose? Will Dennis want the same kind of cat?

PRAISE FROM CAT EXPERTS

“This is an absolutely delightful book intended for children, but actually one that is informative for adults as well, it reinforces the importance of considering various factors when selecting a cat as a pet. The two cousins are exchanging thoughts about their lifestyles and priorities. They each have a vision of their ‘ideal cat.’ Though every cat is an individual, the book expresses the value of predictable personality traits and other characteristics of various pedigreed cat breeds. It is a charming story of the two children each going through the process of finding a cat who best fits their own preferences. The playful illustrations compliment the humorous and educational quality of the book.”
--Joan Miller, Cahir, CFA Outreach and Education, Cat Fancier’s Association

This is quite simply as informative a cat book as any text out there. Each selected breed pinpoints the single most important trait to know about it before choosing a cat ‘purrfect’ for you. Although written from a child’s perspective, it makes clear sense to readers of all ages. As a cat lover and Maine Coon Cat breeder and enthusiast, I was thrilled with the spot on description and story of this beloved breed.
— Alexis Mitchell, Syracoon/Furensics, Maine Coon Cat Breed Council Secretary, Maine Coon Cat breeders of CFA

This story hits many notes:

  • A family story about cousins, Dennis and Mellie
  • Scientific information on cat breeds
  • Responsible cat ownership
  • Mentor-text for teaching writing
  • Model opinion essay for elementary students
  • Models the writing process, especially the importance of pre-writing or planning before you write
  • Completes the writing process by showing the results of Dennis‚Äôs essay

I WANT A CAT almost makes opinion essays look too easy. For STEM classes, a good study of cat species.

See other books in THE READ AND WRITE series

  • I Want a Cat: My Opinion Essay
  • My Crazy Dog: My Narrative Essay (forthcoming)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Growing up, author Darcy Pattison (www.darcypattison.com) wanted to be an astronaut. Instead, she writes about aliens in her early chapter book series, ALIEN, INC. SERIES (Mims House), which includes Kell, the Alien; Kell and the Horse Apple Parade; Kell and the Giants; and Kell and the Detectives. Published in eight languages, her middle grade novels include: Saucy and Bubba: A Hansel and Gretel Tale (Mims House); The Girl, the Gypsy and the Gargoyle (Mims House); and Vagabond (Mims House). Recent nature books for children include: Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma: The True Story of an Orphaned Cub (Mims House); Wisdom, the Midway Albatross (Mims House), a Starred Review in Publisher’s Weekly; Desert Baths (Arbordale), an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book 2013; and, Prairie Storms (Arbordale). Darcy Pattison is the 2007 recipient of Arkansas Governor’s Arts Awards for her work in Children’s Literature. For more see darcypattison.com/about


ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

In her debut picture book, Ewa O’Neill (ewaoneill.com) creates art that is luscious, inventive, and colorful, bringing the story energy and humor. A cat-lover herself, Ewa (pronounced Eh-vuh) gives each breed a personality that helps kids begin to tell cat breeds apart.


Author : John Gray
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2020-11-24
Page : 128
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0374718792
Description :


The author of Straw Dogs, famous for his provocative critiques of scientific hubris and the delusions of progress and humanism, turns his attention to cats—and what they reveal about humans' torturous relationship to the world and to themselves. The history of philosophy has been a predictably tragic or comical succession of palliatives for human disquiet. Thinkers from Spinoza to Berdyaev have pursued the perennial questions of how to be happy, how to be good, how to be loved, and how to live in a world of change and loss. But perhaps we can learn more from cats--the animal that has most captured our imagination--than from the great thinkers of the world. In Feline Philosophy, the philosopher John Gray discovers in cats a way of living that is unburdened by anxiety and self-consciousness, showing how they embody answers to the big questions of love and attachment, mortality, morality, and the Self: Montaigne's house cat, whose un-examined life may have been the one worth living; Meo, the Vietnam War survivor with an unshakable capacity for "fearless joy"; and Colette's Saha, the feline heroine of her subversive short story "The Cat", a parable about the pitfalls of human jealousy. Exploring the nature of cats, and what we can learn from it, Gray offers a profound, thought-provoking meditation on the follies of human exceptionalism and our fundamentally vulnerable and lonely condition. He charts a path toward a life without illusions and delusions, revealing how we can endure both crisis and transformation, and adapt to a changed scene, as cats have always done.


Author : Karla Kuskin
Publisher : Pocket Books
Release : 2006
Page : 30
Category : Cats
ISBN 13 : 9781416911159
Description :


Life from the other side of the cat flap!


Author : Gail Page
Publisher : Bloomsbury UK
Release : 2011
Page : 32
Category : Cats
ISBN 13 : 9781408826188
Description :


Cat helps Bobo the dog take care of Mr. Hiccup's naughty new kitten.


Author : Claire Belton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-10-29
Page : 192
Category : Humor
ISBN 13 : 1476747121
Description :


Who is Pusheen? This collection of oh-so-cute kitty comics—featuring the chubby, tubby tabby who has taken the Internet by storm—will fill you in on all the basics. Things you should know about Pusheen. Birthday: February 18 Sex: Female Where she lives: In the house, on the couch, underfoot Her favorite pastime: Blogging, sleeping Her best feature: Her toe beans Her favorite food: All of them Pusheen is a pleasantly plump cat who has warmed hearts and tickled funny bones of millions worldwide with her signature GIF animated bops, bounces, and tail wiggles. Now, Pusheen is ready to make the leap from digital to print in her first comic collection! Learn what makes her purr and find out why millions of people have already fallen in love with this naughty, adorable kitty. Featuring some of the most popular stories from Pusheen’s Tumblr and Facebook pages (plus a healthy serving of never-before-seen material), I Am Pusheen the Cat is a treat for cat lovers and comics fans alike.


Author : Matt Haig
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-09-20
Page : 371
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1451610335
Description :


Struggling with overwork and parenting angst, English village doctor Peter Radley endeavors to hide his family's vampire nature until their daughter's oddly satisfying act of violence reveals the truth, an event that is complicated by the arrival of a practicing vampire family member.